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Lesson 4 Christmas
Quizs • When ? • Why ? • Christmas things? It falls on the 25 th of December It is an annual festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
decorations Christmas tree Father Christmas Santa Claus Chimney deer
presents Christmas cake
Christmas stockings Sweets/candies
Pre-Reading Find the Key Words in the pictures. Which of the things do you think western people have at Christmas?
Answers: Father Christmas cards Christmas lights Christmas tree calendar carol service decorations balloons stockings presents sweets Christmas cake Christmas pudding turkey paper hats Queen’s speech
1. Before the Christmas, what did we usually do? 2. How did the family decorate the house on Christmas Eve? 3. What did we do before we went to bed on Christmas Eve? 4. What did we find in the stocking on the Christmas morning? 5. What did we do during the lunch? 6. After lunch, did all the family watch TV? 7. What did we eat when we had tea?
Before Christmas 1. Before the Christmas, what did we usually do? We opened the new year calendar, received some Christmas cards, carol attended the town service and have snowball fights.
On Christmas Eve 2. How did the family decorate the house on Christmas Eve? The whole family helped to decorate the house, put up the Christmas Tree and the decorations and blow up the balloons. 3. What did we do before we went to bed on Christmas Eve? We left some wine and biscuits for Father Christmas and put our stockings at the end of our beds.
During the lunch 4. What did we find in the stocking on the Christmas morning? The stocking was full of all kinds of small presents and sweets. 5. What did we do during the lunch? We had a big turkey and Christmas pudding, sang Christmas carols happily , laughed at jokes, put on silly paper hats and laughed again.
After the lunch 6. After lunch, did all the family watch TV? No. The adults slept on the sofas in front of Queen’s speech on TV while the children played cards. 7. What did we eat when we had tea? We had tea with a huge Christmas cake covered with snowman and polar bears.
Retelling: Retell the story with own words 1. For the writer , began in , wrote a letter to. 2. With December coming, . . . appeared…, …opened…, …attended…, …arrived, …had snowball fights. 3. On Christmas Eve, decorated…, put up…. Before we went to bed, left…. put the stockings…, tried to stay awake…. . 4. After church, …played with …. During the lunch, we had… and…, sang…laughed at…put on…and laughed again. 5. After lunch, the adults…while…. They we had tea, with…. By bedtime, …tired…, as soon as….
Lauguage points 伴随状语： 我坐在桌旁 读一篇小说 I sat at the desk reading a novel. 他仍然站在那里，朝我微笑 He still stood there, smiling at me. 由于不知道他的地址，我找他有些困难 Not knowing (not konw), I have some difficulty in finding him. Having finished the homework, I went to bed. Given (give) more attention, the tree could have grown better
Appear 似乎 好像+ adj/n Sb appears/seems to do/to be doing/to have done It appears/ seems that It seems/looks as if like 表示地点的介词短语放句首，句子需完全倒装 在左边，坐着他的妻子 On the left, sat his wife. In this book, will be found the answer
部分倒装，否定词放句首时如：little, hardly , seldom , never , not only , not until I hardly knew about it Hardly did I know about it. She not only can sing, but also can dance. Not only can she sing, but also can dance. I didn’t realized this point, until he told me. Not until he told me did I realize this point I didn’t know her until I met her at the party.
try to do = attempt to do 努力做某事 试着做某事 try one’s best to sth manage to do sth try doing sth 试一试(可能达到目的的方法) If you can’t work it out , try doing it in another way. 他试着找这大厅的秘密入口 He tried to find the secret entrance to the hall 他设法找到了大厅的秘密入口 这汽车发动不了。让我们试着 推一推它 The car can’t start. Let’s try to pushing it. Try on /put on /wear She’s trying for a scholarship to the university
Try on /put on /wear She’s trying for a scholarship to the university 谋取 争取 We need to try it out in practice Let’s have a try(at it)! It’s worth a try. 试用 试验
• 春节 The Spring Festival 正月 lunar January, the first month by lunar calendar 除夕 New Year's Eve, eve of lunar New Year 初一 the beginning of New Year • 红包：red packets(cash wrapped up in red paper，symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year) • 压岁钱：gift money, money given to children as a lunar New Year gift
• 团圆饭 family reunion dinner 年夜饭 the dinner on New Year's Eve 饺子 Jiao-zi, dumpling 过年 Guonian, have the Spring Festival
Discussion Discuss in groups and compare the differences between Christmas and the Spring Festival.
Spring Festival couplets
firecrackers(People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop. )
setting off fireworks
舞龙：dragon dance(to expect good weather and good harvests)
have tea, a shower a (snowball) fight, a party, lunch do play your The piano, homework, cards the washingup, the shopping
☆ Complete the sentences with these verbs in the correct form. blow up, sing, go to, put up, have(x 2), make, put on On Christmas Eve, my grandparents arrived. We(1) made a snowman in the
garden and later we (2) put up the decoration. I (3) blew up lots of balloons. On Christmas morning, I (4) put on some warm clothes and (5) had a snowball fight with my cousins and then we(6) went to church.
After that, we(7) had lunch and (8) sang Christmas carols.
Writing and Speaking Make notes about your childhood memories of an important festival. People: family? Good friends? Preparations: decorations? Invitations?
Presents: what? Who for? Make/buy? Food: meals? Special food/drink? Activities: music? Dancing? A long walk? Your feelings: happy? Sad?
Task 1: Skimming: Read and decide True or False 1. For the writer, Christmas always began in the middle of the cold , windy month of December. ( F ) 2. The writer’s letter was always received by Father Christmas. ( F ) 3. On Christmas Day, the whole family helped to decorate the house. ( ) F 4. We tried to stay awake as long as possible to Father Christmas but we fell asleep at last. ( ) T 5. The typical food for Christmas are turkey and Christmas pudding. ( ) T 6. After lunch, we all sat in front of the TV to listen to the Queen’s speech. ( ) F